C. Brophy Christensen


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As Firmwide Co-Chair of O’Melveny’s Corporate Department, C. Brophy Christensen represents issuers, underwriters, and investors in a wide range of public and private equity and debt offerings and exchange offers. These investment transactions include initial public offerings, follow-on offerings, debt offerings, and convertible offerings. Brophy advises companies in a variety of businesses, including those in financial services and banking, life sciences, REITs, semiconductors, electronics, software, entertainment, and telecommunications.

Brophy also represents buyers, sellers and financial advisors in connection with public and private strategic transactions, including mergers, stock and asset acquisitions, joint ventures, spin-offs, and recapitalizations. He advises corporate clients on matters such as corporate governance, securities, and Sarbanes-Oxley issues, and investment banking clients on securities law-related matters.


Honors & Awards

  • Recognized by The Legal 500 US in Capital Markets: Equity Offerings (2011-2017), Capital Markets: Debt Offerings (2011-2017, 2020), and M&A: Middle-Market ($500M-999M) (2020) 


Bar Admissions

  • California


  • University of California at Los Angeles, J.D.: Order of the Coif, 1997
  • University of California at Los Angeles, B.S., Civil Engineering, 1994

Professional Activities


  • “Accessing Capital Through Customised PIPE Offerings,”  Eurekahedge e-newsletter (November 15, 2016)
  • Represented Western Digital in two secondary public offerings totaling US$1.355 billion.
  • Represented CTI BioPharma in more than US$300 million of equity offerings and more than US$300 million of public offerings of convertible securities.
  • Represented EFI in diverse corporate and transactional counseling, including: a private placement of US$345 million convertible senior notes; its acquisitions of GamSys Software SPRL, Metrix Software, Press-Sense, Radius Solutions, and SmartLinc; a Dutch auction tender offer and a separate stock option tender offer.
  • Represented Francisco Partners in its acquisition of Foundation 9 Entertainment, and in subsequent tack-on acquisitions by Foundation 9 Entertainment, including of Amaze Entertainment and Shiny
  • Represented Palantir Technologies in a US$200 million private placement.

Press Releases

O’Melveny Advises Liberty Media on Private Offering of US$575 Million of 3.75% Convertible Senior Notes

March 17, 2023

O’Melveny Advises Liberty Broadband on Financing Transactions

March 2, 2023

O’Melveny Advises Liberty Broadband on Private Offering of US$1.1 Billion of 3.125% Exchangeable Senior Debentures

February 23, 2023

O’Melveny Represents B. Riley Securities as Sole Bookrunner on Public Equity Offering of Bed Bath & Beyond

February 21, 2023

O’Melveny Advises Surf Air Mobility in Merger with Southern Airways Corporation and its US$1.42 Billion Business Combination with Tuscan Holdings Corp. II to Make Surf Air a Public Company

May 18, 2022

O’Melveny Continues March into Texas, Opening Houston Office and Adding Three Top Dealmakers

May 2, 2022

O’Melveny Adds Distinguished Five-Partner Corporate, Tax Team in Dallas

January 19, 2022

O’Melveny Guides Coinbase on Acquisition of FairX

January 13, 2022

O’Melveny Continues Private Equity Expansion by Adding Nationally Recognized Finance Partner

December 13, 2021

O’Melveny Continues Texas Expansion with Addition of Renowned Energy Sector Dealmaker

November 17, 2021

O’Melveny Reaches #1 on The American Lawyer’s “A-List”

August 5, 2021

O’Melveny Welcomes Top Silicon Valley Dealmaker; Continues to Strengthen Technology Practice in Northern California

July 26, 2021

O’Melveny Expands into Texas

June 7, 2021

Alerts and Publications

In the News

Global Legal Chronicle: Bed Bath & Beyond’s US$1.025 Billion Equity Derivatives Offering

February 20, 2023

Texas Lawyer: O’Melveny Launches Houston Office, Hires 3 Willkie Corporate Partners

May 2, 2022

Reuters: O’Melveny Opens Third Texas Office in a Year With Houston Addition

May 2, 2022

Law360: O’Melveny Nabs 5-Partner Locke Lord Team in Dallas

January 19, 2022

The Deal: Coinbase, FairX Look to Crypto Derivatives

January 14, 2022

Law360: O’Melveny Snags McDermott Private Equity Specialist

December 14, 2021

O’Melveny Recognized as a Leader for Satisfaction, #1 for Tech, in The American Lawyer’s 2021 Midlevel Associates Survey

August 24, 2021

Law360: O’Melveny Adds Ex-Wilson Sonsini M&A Pro in Silicon Valley

July 26, 2021

The Recorder: O’Melveny Continues Technology Hiring Spree, Adding Wilson Sonsini Partner

July 26, 2021